janessia
Find the volume of a square pyramid with base edge = 5 ft and height = 6 ft.
Choose one answer.
a. 50 ft^3
b. 10 ft^3
c. 30 ft^3
d. 150 ft^3



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Kainui
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Are you in calculus or just like algebra/geometry?

janessia
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geometry @Kainui

janessia
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b*w*h?

janessia
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@Chlorophyll

jim_thompson5910
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the base looks like this
dw:1354915491985:dw
the area of this base is what?

janessia
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25

janessia
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?

jim_thompson5910
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now to find the volume, you multiply the area of the base by the height
since this is a pyramid, you divide the last result by 3

janessia
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wat?

jim_thompson5910
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(area of the base)*(height) = ???

janessia
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so 25*6?


jim_thompson5910
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that's not the answer though, it's a lead up to it

janessia
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150

jim_thompson5910
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now divide that by 3

janessia
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ohk

janessia
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50


janessia
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ohhh!!! lol thank you!

janessia
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ohk I have another question like this but its a little different